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Bring stories to life for READ IN Week 2018

Tue, 25 Sep, 2018

News item: Bring stories to life for READ IN Week 2018

This year, READ IN Week runs from October 1-5. This annual event highlights the importance of reading through events in schools, libraries, workplaces and community organizations. Although literacy and learning events occur throughout the year, READ IN Week is a special time for our schools to welcome volunteers to share their love of reading with students and staff.

This year’s READ IN theme is: Bringing Stories to Life

Reading a book doesn’t have to be where the story ends. Expand on it by adding to the story, acting it out, making props or telling your own story. Start practicing your performance voices and actions and share the reading experience out loud!

When did a book last take you on a journey or spark your imagination? When did you last read a story so incredible or so memorable that you couldn’t wait to tell someone else? Help inspire that same excitement and imagination in a child. Come read with us during READ IN Week!


Anyone can participate in READ IN Week! In previous years, we’ve welcomed athletes, politicians, authors, parents, students and community members to classes across Edmonton. Volunteer to read in a Kindergarten to Grade 12 class at a school near you.  

To find a class to read to:


To select a book to read to students:


We want to see all the fun you have during READ IN Week! Tag your photos and experiences on social media with #ReadInWeek.


Find more information about READ IN Week, including tips on how to read aloud.

READ IN Week Edmonton partners include the Centre for Family Literacy, Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord, Edmonton Catholic School District, Edmonton Public Library, Edmonton Public Schools and the University of Alberta.